Category Archives: Acting Skills

Conversational vs Announcer Voice Over Styles

You only need to read through a handful of audition descriptions before you run into the word “conversational”. Or you may find the direction more negative such as “no disc jockey or announcer”. As voice over styles evolve, there is … Continue reading

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Does Singing Help with Voiceover?

People come to voice over from a variety of different backgrounds. Some come from the broadcasting world. They bring clear enunciation and solid reading skills. Others come out of on-camera or stage acting. They have and edge when it comes … Continue reading

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Create Winning Voice Overs with Your “Non-Verbal Toolkit”

There’s a myth about speech that has been around since the Egyptians invented hieroglyphics. And that myth is that somehow you can take all of speech and condense it down to written words on a piece of paper. Actually I … Continue reading

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ADR Automated Dialog Replacement for Film-at Aliso Creek Studios

Ever since the “Talkies” were invented, film has been a combination of the visual element – the film – and audio elements – dialog, ambiance, sound effects, “foley” and music.  The first problem they had to solve was “synching” the … Continue reading

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Doing Pickups? Do You Match Your Sound?

OK, you finished a long, involved business narration.  You’ve done the slicing and dicing and sent the client flawless edited files.  Maybe you underbid this job a little but you stuck it out and you finally uploaded the files, invoiced … Continue reading

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Simplify and Speed Up Voice Over Jobs Using Pickups

Often, when you record a job at home you will receive a request for “edits” from your client. Maybe you pronounced a name wrong or didn’t have the right “vibe” on a sentence. These edits can be fixed with pick … Continue reading

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Fun Improv Class Enhances Your Voice Over Spontaneity

The essence of a great voice actor is the ability to speak the written word as if it was spontaneous. This may seem challenging, but with the fun and exhilarating exercises of Improvisation, not only will you become a better … Continue reading

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